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Philosophy and Philosophy of Science Philosophy and Philosophy of Science

10 | THE RIGHT TO SCIENCE

Towards enhanced global awareness and monitoring of the human right to science
Duration
18 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Language
English
Status
REGULAR
Conference directors:
Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Christine Mitchell, Harvard University, United States
Stjepan Orešković, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Helle Porsdam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sebastian Porsdam Mann, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Conference description:

Despite its significance for scientists and society, the right to science (RtS) has not received the attention it deserves. In this workshop, we wish to explore the history and content of the RtS. We also intend to examine its application to current issues in e.g. personalized medicine and to discuss its implications for science policy. The potential for the advancement of science is considerable, but the RtS also poses challenges. Scientific research depends upon the ability to examine, verify, and apply the findings of others. Increasing protections of intellectual property (IP) and (data) privacy threaten the scientific freedom to access the information necessary for research, especially in low-and-middle-income countries and among disadvantaged populations of high-income countries. In addition, much current scientific funding reflects the priorities of private corporations and their clients. Consequently, research addressing basic scientific questions and the needs of the less well-off makes up an ever-decreasing proportion of scientific efforts. These issues impede scientific progress, causing unnecessary and unjustified suffering. Debates concerning the fairness of these practices often attempt to establish a balance between profit and incentives for manufacturers and individual or public interest in accessing their products. The lack and underutilization of scientific evidence for some areas of policy-making prevent many from enjoying the benefits of scientific progress. Furthermore, the freedom necessary to conduct and disseminate research is sometimes threatened by political conflicts of interest, resulting in important advances being ignored or suppressed. Finally, the RtS will be considered from the perspective of intergenerational justice, taking into account need to ensure that scientific and technological developments contribute to the wellbeing of present and future generations in conformity with the UNESCO Declaration on the Responsibility of the Present Generations Towards Future Generations (1997).

The programme doesn't offer ECTS credits.

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Conference lecturers:
Luigi Bertinato, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Tuomo Nieminen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Roberto Andorno, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Roberto Andorno, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Vanesa Benković, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Croatia
Sofia Ana Blažević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Jason Bobe, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States
Ana Borovečki, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Valerie Bradley, Human Services Research Institute Cambridge, United Kingdom
Irena Brezak Fijala, Regionalna razvojna agencija Bjelovarsko-biogorske županije d.o.o., Croatia
Boris Brkljačić, European Society of Radiology, Austria
Marija Bubaš, Croatian institute for health and Safety at Work, Croatia
Dorothee Caminiti, ETH Zurich Research Fellow in Bioethics, Switzerland
Edward Cronan, Hogarth Chambers, United Kingdom
Istvan Csizmadia, National Healthcare Service Center (ÁEEK), Hungary
Dina Delise, Žeča d.o.o., Croatia
Jelena Dimnjaković, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, Croatia
Csaba Dohoczky, Roche LTD, Swaziland
Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ivo Dumić-Čule, University Hospital Dubrava , Croatia
Kristen Elwell, Harvard University, United States
Petra Nola Fuchs, Stomatološka poliklinika Zagreb, Croatia
Trpimir Goluža, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Pero Hrabač, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Valeire J. Bradley, Human Services Research Institute Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tomislav Jelić, Opća bolnica "Dr. Tomislav Bardek", Croatia
Kati Kristiansson , National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Mirjana Kujundžić Tiljak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Boris Kuzman, Merck Group , Croatia
Rain Laane, Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF); , Estonia
Fionna MacMillan, University of London, United Kingdom
Mathias Mann, Max-Planck-Institut Munchen, Germany
Matthias Mann, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Dorijan Marušić, American Accreditation Commission International (AACI), United States
Vice Meštrović, Jasika d.o.o., Croatia
Luiza Meštrović, Jasika d.o.o., Croatia
Christine Mitchell, Harvard University, United States
Maiko Mori Watanabe, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Anna Mrzljak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sanja Musić Milanović, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, Croatia
Stjepan Orešković, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Tin Orešković, Brown University, United States
Vanja Paic, EU E-Health Project, Austria
Erik Parens, The Hastings Center New York, United States
Lorenzo Pengo, Microsoft Central Eastern Europe HQ, Germany
Borut Petek, Harvard University, United States
Sanja Plenča Burek, Zdravstvena ustanova Ljekarna Plenča, Croatia
Helle Porsdam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Helle Porsdam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sebastian Porsdam Mann, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Sebastian Porsdam Mann, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Ivan Pristaš, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mario Ravic, Ericsson NikolaTesla d.d. , Croatia
Andrea Renda, College of Europe, Belgium
Andrzej Rys, European Commission, Belgium
Mildred Z. Solomon, Harvard Medical School, United States
Slavica Sović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Andrija Štajduhar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vesna Štefančić, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, Croatia
Ranko Stevanović, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Croatia
Goran Streny, Ericsson NikolaTesla d.d. , Croatia
Hrvoje Tiljak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Arijana Turčin, Psychiatric Hospital "Sveti Ivan", Croatia
Eva Turk, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Mildred Z. Solomon, Harvard University, United States
Attached documents
Preliminary programme